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 JP SCOTT attended Columbia High  School where his team won Missouri State 5A (Big Schools) Title in 1990. He went on to play basketball and baseball at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO 1993-1996. At Maryville, JP was 1st All Conference in Baseball, holds school records in hits (58) and doubles (18). Upon graduation he was the Graduate Assistant Coach at Maryville working with hitters and outfielders. He has since worked as a baseball instructor for Ozzie Smith's Sports Academy, Mo Vaughn's Hit Dog Training Center and joined Sluggers team in 2013 as the Director of Baseball/Fury. JP has coaching experience also with the NE Ruffnecks (12U), Mass Pride Baseball Club (13U & 14U), JM Force Baseball Club (14U & 15U), Nokona Baseball Club (17U & 18U) Showcase teams and was the Head Varsity Coach at Canton High School for the past 5 years. 



CHRIS KODA was a multisport athlete in college, playing both soccer as well as track and field at Oglethorpe University. Chris is currently working towards his Masters Degree in School Counseling at Lesley University. He has worked with youth students and athletes, on teams and private instruction. Chris turned his baseball talents into coaching while working with Howie McCann at Windward Baseball Academy inn Alpharetta, GA for 4 years. 2013-2014 Chris coached at Canton High School as the Baseball JV Head Coach, 2015 was the Varsity Assistant Coach and 2016 season was the Freshman Head Coach. In 2017, Chris was the Medfield Freshman Coach. In addition to his extensive Baseball coaching, Chris coaches Baseball and is the Metrowest Thunder 18U coach. Chris joined Sluggers in 2014 as the Fury 10U Head Coach. Chris will be the Head Coach for Fury 13



ROB YOUNG played 2 years at Dean College and 2 years at UMASS Boston. His Sophomore year he won the Robert J Hafner Alumni award and his Junior and Senior year he was 1st team All-Conference Catcher. He has been coaching Baseball for the past 10 years at different schools in New York and Massachusetts (Danvers, Canton, Peabody). Rob was also the Catching Coach at UMASS Boston under Coach Mark Bettencourt. While coaching in New York he also taught private hitting and catching lessons for Sal Agonistelli's Baseball Academy and during the summer he was the Director of Sal's King Park umps and worked his blue chip recruiting at Baseball Heaven.  Rob joined Sluggers in 2013 as the Head Coach for our Fury 12U team. Rob will be coaching 12U and 16U for the 2017-18 season. 


NICK DELVECCHIO graduated from Natick High School in 1988 where he was named Boston Globe and Boston Herald Division I Player of the Year. He went on to play Baseball at Harvard University and was All-Ivy League First Team his junior and senior years. Nick was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992 and played 6 years in the organization. Nick ascended the Minor League ranks with the teammates Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Pasada until 1998 when he retired from Major League Baseball due to back injuries.




MIKE SMITH graduated from St. Sebastian's in 1996 where he went on to play at the University of Richmond. He was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Mike made his Major League debut on April 26, 2002 and went on to play in Major League games for the Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins. He played seven seasons in the AAA with the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals organizations.





PAUL TREGGIARI played four years of Baseball at Franklin High School. Two of those were on the Varsity team. He has also played on the Franklin Senior Babe Ruth team for 2 years and on the Norfolk Legion Baseball team. He is a patched umpire for Central MA Baseball Umpire Association. Paul was also an Assistant Coach for the Franklin Babe Ruth Baseball program. He joined Sluggers Academy in 2012 as the Assistant coach for Fury 10U.  He has continued coaching this team for the past 4 years. Paul is currently the Assistant coach for Fury 11U and Head Coach for 18U. 




CHAD ZUCCO has many years experience playing Baseball. He played AAU Baseball ages 12U - 18U. In High School, he played 4 years Varsity as well as Golf. In 2014, Chad was the Assistant Coach at Plymouth Regional High School. In 2015, he was the Canton Varsity Assistant Coach.  He joined Sluggers in 2014 as the 12U Coach. Chad currently coaches both our 12U and 16U teams. 





MATT LODI  has been involved in coaching Baseball since 2001. He began as Head Coach of the Bay State All-Star Travel Team ages 9-12. He coached three final fours and a championship that same year. He has also been a Natick Little League coach for their "majors" program. Matt is currently the Head Freshmant Coach at Natick High School. He is also the Head Coach for Lou Tompkins All-Star travel teams ages 13-15. Matt is also a patched Umpire. Matt will be coaching our Fury 13U team. 





DAVID WALSH  attended Husson University in Bangor, ME where he played 4 years under the coaching of John Winkin. He then was off to Rome, GA from June 2007-2010 to play Semi-Pro Baseball as a Middle Infielder. Heading back north, Dave landed the Head Varsity Baseball Coach position at Fenway High School for the past 5 years. Next year Dave will be the Assistant Coach at Pine Manor College.  He has won 52 games, made 4 MIAA State Tournament appearances.  In addition, received coach of the year in 2012 and 2014. He was elected and coached 3 High School All-Star Games.  Dave will be coaching our 14U team.




JON GOLD started his baseball career playing 1B for Brookline High School. Jon was the Head Coach for Brookline Knights, and led the team to their best record and first playoff appearance in team history.  They then won the Dan Dquette's tournament July 2014. Jon then coached the Legion team in Brookline and co-coach for the Brookline Freshman Baseball team. Jon attended Emmanuel College where he played 4 years and  was named captain. Jon was the Assistant Varsity Coach at Fenway High School while also attending Boston College Master program studying Mental Health Counseling. Jon is now the Varsity Head Coach at Fenway High School and coaches our Fury 15U Team.


MIKE CONNELL Mike grew up playing baseball in Milford. Mike played 3 years varsity ball at Marian High School in Framingham. While at Marian, Mike won a State Championship, multiple league titles and was named team captain. He also played for Framingham's Post 74 Legion team. Mike's coaching career includes Head Coach of the Milford Micros of CMSBR League and was the Assistant Coach of the 2016 NEEBL Champion Fury 14U Team.




SOFTBALL COACHES


MARK HERNANDEZ has extensive experience both in coaching softball and instructing softball. His resume includes: Assistant Coach for Division II Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI., Head Varsity Softball Coach at St. Mary's Catholic Central High School in Monroe, MI., Needham High School and Varsity Coach for Holliston High School.  Mark coaches 12 seasons for Central Mass Thunder 18U Showcase team and currently has been the Head Coach for Metrowest Thunder 18U Gold team for the past 4 years.  He has helped place dozens of scholar athletes into college. Mark is currently the Varsity Baseball Coach at Concord-Carlisle High School.




JESS LAUDATI Jess was a multi-sport athlete in high school, where she was a four-year starting Varsity 3rd baseman at Bristol-Plymouth HS, earning Athlete of the Year 2011. She went on to play softball at Bridgewater State University and earned the New England Scholar Award, MASCAC Player of the Week and a spot on the 2014 MASCAC Second Team All-Conference. During her time, BSU was D3 NCAA Regional Qualifier in 2013 and was the NCAA Wellesley Regional Champions in 2014. Jess graduated with a BA with a double-major in Graphic Design and Communication Studies. Jess was also previously an ASA Umpire before joining  Sluggers Academy in 2016 as Metrowest Thunder 14U Head Coach.


VANESSA ALVAREZ played 4 years of Varsity softball at Attleboro HS, where she was named an All-Star for all 4 years. In 2010, she played in the Nationals and the following year she played in Showcase. Vanessa has played several years on various club teams and currently plays in a slow pitch league. Vanessa was the Assistant coach for Mass Explosion, SAGRA Rec team and Attleboro Intensity. Vanessa joined the Sluggers coaching team in 2015 and is the current 14U Head Coach for Metrowest Thunder.




ABBY LAVIGNE is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach by the National Federation of State High School Association.  Abby played second base at Pine Manor college in Chestnut Hill, MA for Erin Van Nostrand, a NCAA Division III title holding coach, where she was the 2007 Athlete of the Year. In the spring, Lavigne coaches Brimmer and May.  Prior to Brimmer, Abby was the head coach at the Holderness School. In addition, she runs the youth fall clinics in Framingham.  Abby joined Metrowest Thunder in 2015 and is the current 18U Assistant Coach.




JANE DUFORD was a multi-sport athlete at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. She was a 2 year starter on the Varsity Softball team as the first baseman. She also played several years of competitive travel softball as middle infielder and pitcher. Jane graduated from Framingham State University with a BS in Food and Nutrition. Jane joined Sluggers in 2016 as the Assistant 14U coach for Metrowest Thunder.


DARIO ALVAREZ has been the Head Coach for 3 years and the Assistant Coach for 2 years for the South Attleboro Girls Recreation Association (SAGRA). For 2 years Dario worked with the Mass Explosion, one year as the Assistant coach before moving into the Head Coaching position. He was also the Head Coach for Attleboro Intensity for 2 years. Before joining Sluggers Academy in 2015 he was the Assistant Coach for East Coast Drama. He currently is the Assistant Coach for our 18U Metrowest Thunder Team. 






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